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Seafarers & International House
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

I was put onto this gem 4 years ago, and it really is an amazing location at an amazing price.

Most rooms here are shared bathroom, however you can (as we have both visits) book a room with private bathroom. To stay in a decent location in New York City will cost you, but this is one place that is cheap, and in an excellent location.

We stayed this visit for 5 nights, the rooms are basic, but clean, the bed mattresses are vinyl so make a bit of noise when moving around, but are still quite comfortable (we had no complaints/loss of sleep after 5 nights there!) the shower/toilet are clean as expected. The price you'll find hard to beat approx. $130/night with private bathroom, compare this to one star hotels in bad locations at sometimes double that price!

But the location is what it's all about! 2 min walk from Union Square (features farmers markets, is lively at night), which has a central subway stop that connects to the majority of the main subway lines which means you can get all over Manhattan (and Brooklyn!) with ease. As with everything in NYC you can walk anywhere too, but close by are SoHo & The meat packing district (some of my favorite areas).

I love NYC and cannot see me staying elsewhere on future visits the price for the location is just too hard to beat!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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7  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Best location ever. Great hospitality. Clean, simple accommodations. We'll stay here again!

Room Tip: You can get a private bath with two twins or a single (or single & a cot) with bath down the hall.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

Fantastic location, friendly staff, great price. The rooms are very simple (know this going in and you'll be fine). The location (right near Union Square), price and the excellent staff make this place a great choice. I would totally stay here again.

Room Tip: Get a room on an upper floor - less street noise.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Lyzardo
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

The advantages;
1 - Cheap.
2 - Safe.
3 - Clean.
4 - Central location.

The disadvantages;
1 - Rooms and bathrooms have seen better days. The furniture is looking tired.
2 - Unfriendly staff.

Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
2  Thank MrTomBaker
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

The room was comfortable and just enough space. The basic amenities were more than adequate. Would be nice to have a small mini fridge in the room if budget allows the hotel to acquire, so that longer stay guests can keep some foodstuff, The room was a little musty - so maybe a spray of fragrance once in a while would help. The shared bathroom and toilet was excellent - always clean - maybe my fellow guests on my floor were cooperative. Reception was friendly. Location is great - the green line on the subway just outside the door gets you to the "important" spots for a visitor.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank MeiYin
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